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(p. 146) Depression in Medical Patients: Interpersonal Counseling and Brief IPT 

(p. 146) Depression in Medical Patients: Interpersonal Counseling and Brief IPT
(p. 146) Depression in Medical Patients: Interpersonal Counseling and Brief IPT

Myrna M. Weissman

, John C. Markowitz

, and Gerald L. Klerman

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date: 06 April 2020

Depression treatment that is coordinated with care for comorbid chronic conditions improves control of both the depression and the chronic medical disease. Interpersonal counseling (IPC) and briefer forms of IPT for depression have been introduced in medical practice and primary care to accommodate providers’ time constraints and different levels of training of mental health care providers. IPC is best used with patients who have low levels of depressive symptoms, or distress, and where more highly trained therapists are not available but health personnel are interested in providing counseling. There is high interest in developing briefer approaches for depression treatment in medical patients, a wealth of evidence-based choices, and much work to be done. A case example is given of a college student with comorbid depression and diabetes.

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